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The start of Labour Weekend looks to be a sunny one. A front followed by a cold southwest change is expected to sweep across the North Island with the forecast for the Bay expected to remain fine today and tomorrow. The Bay of Plenty should miss most...

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Scaremongering by kiwifruit industry leaders is one of the chief reasons the Psa compensation claim against the government is on hold until next month. That's the view of Matthew Hooton, spokesperson for the Kiwifruit Claim, who says the group is...

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A cold front will grip the country on Friday as the MetService forecasts an overnight low of six degrees for the Bay of Plenty. MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths says southwesterlies are forecast for Friday morning, with the winds becoming strong...

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Landowners are being encouraged to take a second look at spring growth and get ahead of pasture and garden weeds by taking action now. “Spring is a good time to spot new weeds and control plant pests like Italian buckthorn, woolly nightshade, lantana,...

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While temperatures are expected to fluctuate for some areas of New Zealand this week, the Bay of Plenty will remain around the 18 degree mark. Overnight lows are expected to sit around seven-to-10 degrees as summer approaches. “Choosing what to...

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A community garden built by community-based offenders in Greerton will be officially opened on October 24. The garden will be officially opened on October 24. The garden built and planted by offenders on Chadwick Road while completing their community...

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The high system that brought fine weather for most of New Zealand this past week has moved off to the east of the country and is being replaced by an area of low pressure. “This should see a change in the weather for many places this weekend,”...

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The Bay of Plenty looks set to get some rain this weekend as a slow moving front moves over the North Island. The MetService says there is still considerable uncertainty regarding the position and intensity of the front but it's likely to bring...

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A Waikato University chemistry professor whose work in fingerprinting the Rena's oil was of prime importance has been awarded the title Emeritus Professor. After the Rena struck Astrolabe Reef in October 2011, Alistair Wilkins worked tirelessly...

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Increased risk of a tropical cyclone threatening the Bay of Plenty and the East Cape is being predicted by Niwa for the coming cyclone season. Niwa is also forecasting a busy finish to the tropical cyclone season this summer, with reduced activity from...

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